Spat with fire chief leads to firing

EAST NEWARK – An East Newark volunteer firefighter has been fired following a verbal blow-up with the chief of the…

Portal Bridge fire doused by KFD fireboat

KEARNY –  Thanks to an all-hands response by the Kearny Fire Department, including its fireboat, a blaze at the Portal…

Firefighters rescue man stuck in mud

By Kevin Canessa Jr. & Ron Leir  Observer Correspondents  NORTH ARLINGTON – A subcontractor doing survey work for…

Learning the ropes on rescue techniques

HARRISON –  Earlier this year, a construction worker at one of the town’s waterfront development area project sites fell some…

More promotions for Kearny’s Bravest

  KEARNY –  It may have seemed like déjà vu. Just a few weeks ago, four Kearny firefighters…

Band of Brothers

By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent  KEARNY –  On Sept. 11, 2001, a young boy stared out a…

Rooming house fire confined to 1 unit

KEARNY –  A fire that started in an unoccupied room at the Hudson House rooming house Sunday evening is…

Acclaimed by their peers

By Karen Zautyk  Observer Correspondent  KEARNY –  American Legion Post 99 on Belgrove Drive was the setting Friday…

Stepping up in the ranks

By Ron Leir  Observer Correspondent  KEARNY – These days, Kearny is paying attention to its public safety personnel rosters.…

Feds say Kearny doc sought to torch his offices

By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent KEARNY — A Kearny doctor has been indicted in Pennsylvania for…

Fire empties fast food business

LYNDHURST –  A fire erupted at a fast food eatery in Lyndhurst over the weekend, according to the Lyndhurst…

Fire roster beefed up but still shortstaffed

By Ron Leir  Observer Correspondent  KEARNY – Seven additional firefighters are being hired by Kearny but, because of upcoming…

House fire quelled

LYNDHURST –  Residents of a one-family house on Fourth St. in Lyndhurst were safely evacuated during a fire that broke…

Brand-new cars go up in flames

By Karen Zautyk  Observer Correspondent  KEARNY –  Last Thursday, for the second time in five days, township firefighters…

Fire fatality under review

BELLEVILLE –  The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the death of a Belleville resident found dead in his…